Quick Fire Review: Thor: The Dark World

thor the dark world poster

Here’s The Trailer

Who is in it?

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Christopher Ecclestone, everyone from the first Thor film and this dude.

What is it about?

Following on from the consequences of the Avengers film Loki is imprisoned on Asgard and Thor is putting the worlds to rights until an ancient menace returns to cause yet more chaos and and bring the end of days which affects all the Asgardian Realms including Earth.

Why did I want to watch it?

Thor’s arms, Thor’s abs, Loki’s wit, Loki’s smile…so many reasons.  the Marvel universe films always strike a nice balance of action and humour.  Christopher Ecclestone usually gives good menace and is a class act.

Did I like it?

I have a huge Marvel Universe bias, and in spite of a lot of scientific gubbins I didn’t even bother trying to process (and a standard break someone out of a facility scene that would NEVER work in real life) this is beautiful , bonkers fun.

Also with scientists Jane and Darcey it’s a high octane film that passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours (although the Bechdel Test website has some discussion around this).  All of the side characters kick ass, including Rene Russo who has a pretty small part. (The moment where she basically nicks a sword without batting an eyelid is fabulous).

Loki has some fantastic lines, a standout one being “evidently there will be a line” delivered with Tom Hiddleston’s usual aplomb and timing.  Fights and Fun, what more could a girl want!

Should you watch it?

By Odin’s Beard Hell Yes!!!!  All characters the get to be awesome.  Thor has a massive weapon and he knows how to wield it.  It also features my favourite film brothers sine the Blues Brothers.

Other films it reminds me of:

Thor is the fluffy dumb froliker in the Marvel universe and lighter in tone than borderline alcoholic Iron Man, damaged rage machine Hulk, earnest Captain America but the consistent tone of humour and resilience in adversity.

Watch this instead/as well/before/after:

Thor and the Avengers to get back into the Marvel Universe and this for Tom Hiddleston rocking some serious moves

ELC

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